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Haiti: United Nations Gets a Helping Hand from American Idol Viewers
Date:7/8/2010

Donations from American Idol Special Episode with Kris Allen Keep Women Healthy and Safe

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) July 8, 2010 -- Thousands of Haitian women and young girls living in temporary camps will sleep safer under new solar street lights that are being provided through the generous donations of American Idol viewers. More than $250,000 was raised for the United Nations Foundation during the special American Idol episode with Kris Allen in February of this year. The UN Foundation has granted the money to the United Nations Population Fund to provide energy efficient street lights, as well as emergency health kits to help pregnant women deliver their babies safely when they can’t reach a hospital or clinic or don’t have access to those facilities.

“Our partnership with American Idol and the Idol Gives Back Foundation continues to have a lasting impact on the long-term rebuilding of Haiti,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. “In times of crisis, women are vulnerable to violence and abuse. The United Nations is working with the government and its partners to find solutions to these problems.”

Earlier this year, American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen and Kathy Calvin traveled to Haiti to learn first-hand about the country’s continuing needs following January’s devastating earthquake. During the IDOL results show on February 25, Allen performed The Beatles’ “Let it Be” and shared footage of his trip to an audience of millions. Allen’s performance was available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to help the UN’s recovery efforts.

“Throughout my entire life, I have volunteered as much time as possible to help those in need,” said Allen. “Getting involved with the UN’s relief efforts in Haiti gave me a chance to give back on a large scale. I can’t thank my fans enough for supporting such a worthy cause.”

Background
Since the devastating earthquake which killed an estimated 200,000 Haitians, the United Nations Foundation has raised close to $4 million for the UN’s relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. The funds were granted to the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) to help provide food, medicine, water and shelter immediately following the earthquake, to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for their Cash-for-Work Program, an initiative to offer Haitians temporary jobs to remove rubble, and to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for maternal health kits, as well as solar street lights to keep women safe at night. To learn more about the UN Foundation efforts to help the UN help Haiti, visit www.unfoundaiton.org/haiti.


About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

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